During this one-day workshop you’ll learn the techniques that professionals use to build and operate a tricked-out DSLR rig. You’ll also learn the sometimes subtle, but always important, methods for using fluid-head tripods and pro-dolly rigs. I’ll show you how to properly calibrate and set up loop-through systems for professional client monitors, as well. There are tools and procedures that professional camera operators use to ensure that rigging, focusing, exposure and recording systems are rock-solid. These are the skills and routines you’ll need to learn if you want production companies to hire you. You’ll make less mistakes and you’ll move faster, more smoothly, and safely, on your next production.
What will be covered in this workshop:
- proper camera assembly and lens handling
- using menu settings to adjust image
- how to set up a client monitor loop-through
- calibrating camera & monitor
- balancing and setting the drag on fluid-head tripods
- calculating depth-of-field and critical focus
- procedures for pulling focus
- file-based workflow procedures
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to work as a camera operator or a camera assistant on independent, documentary, and corporate productions. You’ll learn what it takes to master your DSLR camera, work faster, and get better results. Getting to the next level isn’t only about being creative, going guerrilla, or thinking out-of-the-box. It’s also about knowing the practices and procedures of experienced professionals. If you’re considering this as a profession or serious hobby, these skills are essential and will benefit you for years to come. Get serious and take your camera-work to a professional level!
Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 1st 9 -6pm $195